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Material & Care

What is the history of silver?

For thousands of years, silver has been widely used to make decorations, utensils, and even the basis of the monetary system. From the fact that the word “silver” was used as siolfor and seolfor in Anglo-Saxon literature, it is clear that the use of this metal began in ancient times. In the Germanic language, this metallic silver is also known as silbir and silabar. The silver symbol Ag is taken from Latin. The root of the word comes from the Indo-European language. In the Indo-European language, arg refers to a gleaming white object.

What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% Silver, it’s known for its strength and beauty. Pure silver is very soft, making it a poor choice for making Jewellery. The addition of copper makes silver strong.The number “925” is used to specify that a metal is sterling silver. Some of the sterling silver Jewellery intentionally oxidized to get antique look.

How to care for your Sterling Silver Jewellery?

Sterling silver, like other precious metal alloys, can tarnish with time. But properly maintained silver jewellery improves with age and develops a lush patina. Treat your silver well, care for it properly and it will reward you with a long life and a lustrous look.

  • Avoid wearing Jewellery to bed. This prevents jewellery from scratches and damages.
  • Don’t wear sterling silver in shower,  chlorinated water (Swimming) and avoid wearing your jewellery when working with household chemicals.
  • Store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably in a flannel bag or wrapped in a soft piece of cloth.
  • Store pieces individually so that they don’t knock together and scratch.

Tarnish is only a surface layer of deposit, to remove any tarnish the simple use of a Silver cleaning liquid or rubbing with a Silver Polishing Cloth is all that is required to renew the brilliance and shine.

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